Anti-racist rally

Firefighters unite against the far-right

Firefighters are proud to stand with anti-racist organisations and oppose the toxic rhetoric of far-right leaders, writes Ben Selby. Firefighters are committed to a culturally diverse, tolerant society and are troubled by the challenge we face from the racist and fascist right in the UK. On Sunday...

James Watt Street fire 50 years on

50 years on from the James Watt Street fire which killed 22 people, Denise Christie, Scottish secretary, reflects on the events of 18 November 1968. The James Watt Street fire, a fatal factory fire in Glasgow, was notable for the huge loss of life, with 22 employees killed and trapped in a building...

Age discrimination pension case Court of Appeal update: day 2

Age discrimination pension case Court of Appeal update: day 2 6 NOVEMBER 2018 Following on from the update from day 1, which outlined the government’s case, day 2 provided the opportunity to counter their arguments. The nature of the case means that this update covers some points which are complex...

You can't put a label on anybody

Everyone has a story to tell, but few can be as fascinating as that of firefighter and former ‘kinky boot’ manufacturer Steve Pateman, who has put his experiences into a new book. He talked to Will Stone Northampton firefighter Steve Pateman, 56, once an entrepreneur, is the unlikely hero behind...

To serve as a Labour MP is an honour, not a right

A lifetime’s entitlement to a parliamentary seat is utterly undemocratic says FBU general secretary Matt Wrack --- THE FIRE BRIGADES UNION (FBU) conference in June made a bold and significant intervention into the Labour Party’s democracy review by demanding the party adopt mandatory reselection of...

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